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Unravelling Uppark

About this project

In 2014, I was one of 13 artists commissioned to make work in response to Uppark House, as part of the ‘Unravelling the National Trust’ series.

My response referenced a devastating fire in 1989, which completely gutted the property.  Whilst much was lost in the tragedy, much was also salvaged. 
My work celebrated the collective endeavour and painstaking work of the teams of craftspeople who, over six years, restored Uppark to its former glory.

Pricing

£500 — £1000

Keywords

mending, fire, rebuild, broken, National trust, Uppark, restoration, salvaged

Disciplines

Textiles, Ceramics, Pottery

Materials

Ceramics, Textiles, Mixed Media, Recycled
Unravelling Uppark 2014
Photographer: Jim Stephenson
Red Spot Vase, Red Drawing Room. Ceramic Patchwork / Ceramic, silk & thread / 35cm high X 19cm
Unravelling Uppark: The Uppark Vase
Photographer: Jim Stephenson
Many ceramic artifacts were irreparably broken as a result of the fire. Photography, digital fabric printing and hand-stitched construction enable these fragments to once again take on three-dimensional form and return to sit within the elegance of the Red Drawing Room. Ceramic Patchwork / Silk, ceramic & stitch / 38cm high X 16cm
Unravelling Uppark: The Red Drawing Room
Photographer: Jim Stephenson
A collection of Ceramic Patchwork pieces installed in the patched luxury of the Red Drawing Room. Ceramic Patchwork / Silk, ceramic & thread / assorted sizes

Previous project

British Museum Commission

Disciplines Textiles, Ceramics, Pottery
Materials Ceramics, Textiles, Mixed Media, Recycled

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The Bowls of Britain Series

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